Not Dr John. Say it isn’t so. What a shame! Very Sad. One of my all-time favorites is "Walk on Gilded Splinters."
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He died "towards the break of day" on Thursday, of a heart attack, a statement has confirmed. He was 77.
Dr. John was the soul of "Nawlins"; his music personified that city and all the great musicians it produced that went before him; he stated that out of all the great cities in the world, there was no place that he would rather live than "Nawlins".
I would like to share with you one of my favorites by Dr. John. This one is about someone else who died "towards the break of day";
Although my preferred genre of music is jazz, I always got a kick out of "The Night Tripper's" music. He was "Nawlins" through and through and that included "Hoodoo"; his album Creole Moon has a picture of "Baron Samedi" on the cover; he's one of the spirits of Haitian and Louisiana Voodoo.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Dr. John was a powerful hoodoo practitioner in Nawlins, which is where the night tripper got his name. My favorite music comes from his two albums where he explores "Gris-gris".
Without a doubt, Dr. John will have one of the biggest funerals Nawlins ever saw with the longest "Second Line"; RIP Dr. John.
Thank you for the good times Dr. John!!!